Welcome to Flynn Township, Sanilac County, Michigan



Before the Organization, which took place in 1869, Flynn was attached to Elk
Township. The Township was named for Thomas Flynn, who was one of the
first settlers, and the first Supervisor.

William Fitch was the first settler, stopping on section 36 in 1857. William
Flynn came about one year later, and soon after they were joined by William
McGregor and R. J. Nichol.

The first school-house in the Township was a frame built in 1869, at Omard.
The rest of this village consisted of the Post Office.

About the time the Township was organized a Methodist Church was also
established, but no building was erected, the services were held in the
school-house at Omard.

The History of Flynn Township Written in the 1940's by Former Flynn Township Supervisor, Ben Isles (recently transcribed by Collin Blatt)

Do you have any historical photographs of Flynn Township?

If you would like to share and have them posted on the website please send them to rgvinande@gmail.com.  We would love to post them! 

Early Flynn Family Portrait


Back Row:  Robert Boothby, William Henry, Joseph Ingram, Jesse Everat, George Franklin, John Albert, Thomas Owen, Not Pictured Thomas Flynn (Father)

Front Row:  Ruth Ellen, Rachel Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Rachel (Mother), Sarah Jane, Hannah Louisa (Duckworth), Alice Violette (Blatt)

Click Here for -> Flynn Family Births and Deaths

Early Picture of School House in Flynn

Hannah Louisa Flynn-Duckworth by first school in Flynn

Ruth Ellen Flynn Hook

Ruth Ellen Flynn-Hook by first white child born in Flynn

Early Flynn Homestead

Flynn Homestead — Built 1856

Omard Congregation 1900

Omard Congregation — Circa 1900